Monthly Archives: August 2013

New Team Member

The Academic-Zone Team would like to welcome a new member—Our new Sales Specialist/Customer Service Administrator Phil Pa. Phil, a third year Business Administration student studying at Brock University, is currently completing a co-op work term with Academic-Zone. Responsible for external Academic-Zone outreach as well as internal promotion to faculty at Brock University, he is ready to answer all your questions about Academic-Zone. Send him an e-mail at academic-zone@brocku.ca . Phil is excited and ready for all the challenges that await him!

Module Update: Essay-Zone

Essay-ZoneEssay-Zone has been updated! Yes, that’s right, yet another update! This update includes three new updated activities, which are more intuitive and user friendly (the picture above is one of the new activities from Essay-Zone). The updated exercises also provide more valuable feedback for students.

We have also made Essay-Zone consistent with the other modules by incorporating the use of purple triangles to access the pop-ups instead of the blue question marks.

This update also brings a new feature to Academic-Zone. We are now able to embed PDF resources directly into the Academic-Zone modules. Students working through the module will have access to even more information. The resources vary from things like editing checklists to sample essays in different citation formats. These additional resources are now more accessible than ever before, and can be downloaded and printed off by students for use inside and outside the module!

Be sure to check back to see what other news Academic-Zone has to share for the upcoming 2013-14 school year.

New Module Announcement – Numeracy-Zone: Equations and Lines

Numeracy-Zone

The Academic-Zone team is excited to announce the release of another new module: Numeracy-Zone: Equations and Lines! This is the fourth module to be developed under the Numeracy-Zone title, other modules include Numeracy-Zone: Calculations, Numeracy-Zone: Statistics, and Numeracy-Zone: Algebra. Numeracy-Zone: Equation and Lines will be available to Brock students during the 2013-14 school year.

Topics covered include introduction to equations and lines, the Cartesian plane, linear relationships, using the equation of a line, graphing, and systems of linear equations.

As we continue to grow, we will continue to develop and improve the line-up of Academic-Zone modules. What module do you think we should develop next?!

If you are interested in learning more leave a comment or send us an email!

New Module Annoucement – Science-Zone: Lab Reports

Lab Reports

The Academic-Zone team is proud to announce the release of Science-Zone: Lab Reports, our first science-focused module! This module is intended to provide an general overview of the key components in a post-secondary level lab report. It covers topics such as introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, and abstract. This module has a variety of videos and practice exercises to keep students engaged!

As development continues we hope to create more concentrated Lab Report modules for specific disciplines like Chemistry, Biology, or Physics!

Got an idea for product development? We’d love to hear it! Send an email to academic-zone@brocku.ca!